By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The people’s Democratic Party ( PDP) Uwheru Federal Ward 9/1, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has petitioned the state Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa over an alleged imposition of Councillorship candidates on the people. Protesting members of the party in the area had at the weekend stormed the Delta Central Party Secretariat in Ughelli North with different placards bearing different inscriptions of the party leadership of the party of being partial, unfair and conniving with top government officials to undo others aspirants.
The prosteters had in a protest letter to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, signed by the leader of the aggrieved Councillorship aspirants Believe Ushe at the weekend alleged that the current serving concillor, representing ward 17, Mr Almradje Samuel had again been imposed on them, while another relative of the official, Samuel Naboufah also imposed on them in ward 16, and would challenge the imposition to the latter should the party leadership fails to address the issue.
The Councillorship aspirants noted that they all insisted on primary election, but wondered why an automatic ticket was given to unpopular candidate who had never delivered his unit 5 in any election,but boasted that whether he delivers his unit or not his position was guaranteed.
Expressing their bitterness, they stressed that only popular aspirants should be feilded as candidates for the election, hence they are calling for primary election.They therefore urged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the party leaders to call the perpetrators to order and conduct a fresh primaries for credible election.
Chief Kelvin Awikpe , PDP Secretary of Delta Central Senatorial district in a swift reaction however assured that the party will look into the protesters’ griviances including their petitions without sentiments adding that PDP is the only party for true democracy in Nigeria.